Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Work Stuff

Well, my bosses here seem to be happy with my work. They have just offered to extend my contract for a further two months, which is the maximum they can extend it for.

I'd like to stay but I am going to go home, to my part time consultancy job and most importantly to spend some quality time with my future wife. I can't wait!

Monday, 14 May 2007

Sunday, 13 May 2007

New Equipment at work

Horay, I finally have my RCU setup for testing concurrent access via the DDL.

In this picture, we have the aluminium frame for a tpc sector, which holds 6 RCU's. Each RCU has 2 Branches with 2 Front End Cards on each branch.

It might not look like much but its really quite cool :-)

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Yet Another Screenshot

Yet again I was using dr17 and was amazed how pretty it can look with virtually no effort.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Module Choices

Semester One:
CS31310 Agile Methodologies
CS33110 Small Real-Time Systems
CS34210 Visualisation
CS35110 Internet Architecture and Operation
SE31410 Server-Side Software
SE39200 Distributed Systems

Semester Two:
CS35710 Ubiquitous Computing
CS35910 Internet Administration
CS36410 Intelligent Robotics
CS38010 Professional issues in Software Engineering
SE33010 Formal methods in Software Engineering
SE39220 Distributed Systems

Next year looks like its going to be rather tough. I've tried to avoid the maths or AI heavy modules which has left me with some very knowledge based (as opposed to concept based) modules with 100% riding on the exam. Oh well, lets see how it goes..... The final year looks far better.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

HD-DVD Decryption key

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0. It's the HD-DVD processing key you can use to decrypt and play most HD-DVD movies in Linux. Movie studios are going ballistic over this leak, so Digg the story up and make it reach the front page. The first time, the story got removed.

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